A facility of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs LAMAG was founded in 1954, its mission is to promote, interpret, and present the art of emerging, mid career, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California. The Gallery also showcases art from other parts of the world that is of relevance to the people of the City of Los Angeles.
The 10,000 square foot building offers exhibition space for large thematic group exhibitions that represent the current endeavors of area artists as well as exhibitions of work by individuals who have made a significant contribution to art in Los Angeles and Southern California. The curatorial focus of the Gallery includes painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, video, sound, electronic, performance, and installation works.
Once a year the Gallery serves as the host venue for the DCA’s City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships exhibition, featuring the work of the City’s best mid career artists.